Early Closure of Defunctioning Loop Ileostomy: Is It Beneficial for the Patient? A Meta-analysis

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To perform a meta-analysis to answer the question, whether early closure (EC) of defunctioning loop ileostomy may be beneficial for patient as compared with late closure (LC) without exceeding the risk of surgical-related morbidity. Medline and the Cochrane Trials Register were searched for trials published up to November 2016 comparing EC (defined as ≤14… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-018-4603-0

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